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Apprentice Steel Erector

William Hare Ltd
Blackburn, Lancashire
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19 Dec 2021

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The Apprentice Engineering Steel Erector role encompasses the installation and dismantling of the capital plant steel infrastructure which makes up engineering and construction projects. Working with a site team using static and mobile moving and lifting equipment and accessories and as the assembly of the structure progresses, can involve the use of additional specialist access equipment. Erectors will use powered as well as non-powered hand tools to assemble the structure, this can also require the fixing of metal decking, safety netting and edge rails to facilitate safe working.

This is to start Feb 2022 - and will be first 12 months of being based at college in Blackburn then will be on site in Hinkley. 


Apprenticeship will include  :


  • Reviewing technical plans drawn by engineers
  • Planning project assembly
  • Cutting and shaping steel
  • Operating hand and power tools
  • Installing and fixing together steel beams, columns and plate sections to make a steel framework
  • Fixing safety netting and edge rails
  • Lifting and guiding components into position with tower cranes
  • Lining up and levelling steelwork before bolting it in place
  • Working on-site, often at height.
  • Implementation and adhering to all health and safety policies and complete all paperwork relating to health and safety.

Requirements : 

Minimum of GCSE grade 4-9 (A-C) and above in Maths, Science and English


For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.


William Hare Group is a private, family-owned business, originating in the United Kingdom during the 1880s. Operating across the world as the William Hare Group for over 75 years, we have executed projects in excess of 50 countries. With more than 2,000 skilled colleagues worldwide, William Hare supplies structural steelwork to local markets in the UK and United Arab Emirates (UAE); in addition to supporting the global market. The Group finances projects of up to £100 million in value and operates in diverse markets including, oil, gas and petrochemical industries, mining, power generation and nuclear reprocessing, commercial office, retail and leisure developments, stadiums, infrastructure and civil engineering projects.

The global headquarters for William Hare remains close to where the company originated, at Brandlesholme House in Bury, UK, and is the base for sales & estimating, engineering & design, project management, construction, commercial and support functions for the Group. There are five fabrication facilities (Bury, Risca, Scarborough, Wetherby and Rotherham) and one treatment facility (Grantham) in the UK, all of which provide a unique and specific function, and have a combined capacity of approximately 100,000 tonnes of steel per year. The William Hare fabrication facility in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is one of the most advanced production facilities in the region and supports overseas projects and the local market within the UAE.

The group have undertaken a high-volume of large-scale projects in London, which have been facilitated largely by our London office. Having this local resource close to many complex projects allows an enhanced level of support to both our clients based in London, and the construction site/project itself.

William Hare has regional offices situated in India, Singapore, South Korea, the Philippines and Portugal, whom provide ICTS and engineering support across the Group.

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Brandlesholme Road
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